I'm on my way back from the QA meeting and have used the time on the train to work on a few older mails in my mailbox - if you're still waiting for an answer, you should probably mail me again, because almost everything that was still on my radar vanished in the last hour.
Meeting a lot of the people I'm communicating with on a daily basis in person was a lot of fun. The discussions we had were quite nice and made me look on a few things differently. Videos and Slides should be available for all of them in the next few days.
Frank and I were quite productive today and filed a bunch of RC bugs on packages that haven't been updated in a long time. Mohammed Adnčne Trojette (adn) will hopefully do as he said today and continue this work in the next days.
I also plan to do something like this for packages that weren't updated by their maintainer in a long time: Due to a lot of BSPs, we have packages that have no RC-Bug at the moment, but were NMUed a lot in the past and should probably get a new maintainer. I'm not too sure how to check for those packages, my current plan is to get the archives for firstname.lastname@example.org, filter out all NMUs (by checking for a -X.Y debian revision) and then sort the packages using the date of the last maintainer upload. If you have a better idea or know an easier way - mail me!
Another thing I want to do (or delegate to someone else, which would probably be better, as I don't have enough free time to do it properly) is to compile a list of smaller packages with a lot of important bugs. Though we concentrate on the bugs we deem release-critical, a lot of important bugs are quite annoying for our users and should be fixed to make Debian more useable. An important bug in a small package often is a problem for most of its users, while bigger packages provide so many functions that only a fraction of all users notice those important bugs.
Oh, and I still need someone to proofread my rewrite of the New Maintainer documentation. It's simple WML, so you can use your favourite editor to check it, without needing to actually build it. I really don't want to commit those texts before someone fixed my english, but I don't want to wait ages to do it...
As a fewothers, I'm in Darmstadt and take part in a mini Debian conference focussed on QA issues.
I also had a talk, about QA and the New Maintainer process. It led to a quite productive discussion, which will be available on video in a few days.
As I mentioned in my blog, I'm working on a rewrite of the New Maintainer docs. A part of this is already done and only some bits are still missing, so please check out the .wml files in http://people.debian.org/~he/ and send me feedback. I really need a native speaker to fix my en_DE.